Police suspect stabbing on Baker Street was a random incident

A woman is in hospital with significant stab wounds after an incident on Baker Street late yesterday afternoon.

Police received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a stabbing in progress, and when emergency crews arrived, they found several citizens restraining a 50 year old woman, who had allegedly stabbed the 29 year old victim at least 5 times.

The suspect was arrested and taken to hospital for minor self inflicted injuries...she remains in police custody.

The victim remains in stable condition in hospital, one of the intervening citizens also suffered minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, but at this time police don't believe the victim and suspect knew each other.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nelson Police.